Saratoga County, New York Offers Fun Outdoor Recreation Vacation Options For Travelers

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Visitors to Saratoga County, New York will find over 10,000 acres of parks, trails, lakes, rivers and scenic beauty nestled between the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and the southern foothills of the Adirondacks.

Visitors to Saratoga County, New York will find over 10,000 acres of parks, trails, lakes, rivers and scenic beauty nestled between the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and the southern foothills of the Adirondacks.

Visitors can enjoy wildlife and more along the many trails and parks near the Champlain and Erie Canals. Several other area parks, including Saratoga National Historical Park, Saratoga Spa State Park, Moreau Lake State Park and The Wilton Wildlife Preserve, regularly host educational events, guided walks and bike rides. Travelers can find more information online http://www.saratoga.org.

Visitors that enjoy birding vacations will find great sites in Saratoga County to identify numerous species. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) named the newly-expanded Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve in Clifton Park and Moreau Lake State Park in South Glens Falls as NYSDEC Bird Conservation Areas. Noted for waterfowl, marsh birds, different hawk species including the Bald Eagle, and as a stopover for migratory birds, bird lovers will see great sights at either refuge. Both of these parks, along with Saratoga National Historical Park, are also designated as Audubon Important Bird Areas of New York. For more information, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/271.html.

Saratoga also has plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports. One of Saratoga County’s best kept secrets is that visitors can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Sacandaga River. The Sacandaga River is open to the public, but visitors can also use a commercial outfitter, with licensed and trained guides, to provide everything necessary for a trip down the river. Saratoga also has a number of lakes, rivers and creeks that are excellent spots for boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and more including Saratoga Lake and The Great Sacandaga Lake.

A visit to Saratoga is economical with a number of event and festival stay packages that include attractions, dining and special gifts. For more getaway package details or for a free travel guide, visitors can go online to http://www.saratoga.org or call 1-800-526-8970.

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Annamaria Bellantoni
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
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